Investment in Innovation and Frontier Technology

The innovative use of frontier technology such as artificial intelligence, drones and blockchains carries significant promise for accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3. Indeed, the ability to quickly assess, invest and grow open-source technology solutions shows enormous potential to positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable children. In recent years, the availability of big data on human behaviors combined with environmental measurements has led to great advances in predicting how and where epidemic diseases such as Ebola and Zika spread. Open source applications, data, algorithms, platforms and protocols can be valuable in ensuring a healthier and better future for all.


Program Objectives

Takeda’s partnership with UNICEF will invest in 25 health-focused and drone startups to develop, realize and scale cutting-edge solutions for children, and scale artificial intelligence-based epidemiological modeling in 3 countries.

Partner: UNICEF
Budget: 1 billion yen
Term: 5 years
Launch: 2019
Area: Global

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Empower Cities to Deliver Quality and Equitable Cancer Care
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Global Access Program for the Most Neglected Patients
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Transforming the Lives of Children with Serious Illness, and Their Families
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Immunization and Universal Health Coverage
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